PhD Programmes in collaboration with China Scholarship Council

The initiative for attracting excellent Chinese graduates.

Pre-selection for a.y. 2021-2022 expired on Feb. 12th 2021.  

How to apply

Applications can be submitted on Studenti Online. The required mandatory attachments to the application form are listed below.

Required application materials:

  • Copy of a valid Passport or ID with photo with translation in Italian or English
  • CV and academic background
  • Degrees and translation into English
  • Research project
  • language proficiency certificates


If you have questions about applying, please contact DIRI Internationalization of PhD studies (email: for assistance. You can also contact the Asia Institute (email:

The University of Bologna and the China Scholarship Council signed a Cooperation Agreement promoting the enrolment of excellent Chinese graduates in Unibo PhD programmes.

In compliance with the provisions set forth in the Cooperation Agreement, the selection is a two-fold process: a pre-selection at UNIBO and a further selection at CSC.

The first step will be carried out exclusively online and is aimed at selecting applicants willing to enrol in a PhD Programme in Bologna.
At a later stage, preselected applicants will then have to apply to CSC call on the CSC website, according to the deadlines mentioned there, for the prospective awarding of a scholarship.